Amanda Santiago chose WVU Online for her Master of Science in Software Engineering
for several reasons. First, it was highly rated and accredited. Second,
the program provided courses in areas relevant to her career. And third,
it was entirely online.
"I had studied at WVU for my bachelor’s degree and I was excited to be able
to continue my education at WVU.”
said Amanda, who is now Senior Principal Computer Systems Architect and
Tech Fellow at Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Amanda says she wanted to continue studying Software Engineering in order
to gain leadership and technical skills. Since the program was online,
she was able to continue with her professional career in the field while
pursuing her degree.
She says one of the biggest things that can impact your career is the network you create.
“The classes provided a lot of opportunities to connect with other students through discussion boards, video chats, and group projects. We worked on assignments together using tools that enabled real-time collaboration. Collaborating with peers enables us to network with others in the software industry and I have maintained those connections even after graduation.”